Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper.  He is the host of the Emmy Award-nominated RT America show On Contact. His most recent book is "America: The Farewell Tour" (2019).

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Activists participate in a "DC Rally for Collective Safety—Protect Asian/AAPI Communities," hosted by OCA—Asian Pacific American Advocates, at McPherson Square March 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Activists took part in the rally in response to the Atlanta, Georgia spa shootings that left eight people dead, including six Asian women, and the rising number of attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 22, 2021
The Evil Within Us: Evangelicals and Mass Murder in Atlanta
Robert Aaron Long, 21, charged with murdering eight victims, six of whom were Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage parlors, told police that he carried out the killings to eliminate the temptations that fed his sexual addiction. His church, Crabapple First Baptist Church, in Milton, Georgia,...
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A homeless person is seen on a cold weather in Manhattan of New York City, United States on February 23, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 12, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Does Not Address the Deep-Rooted Inequality Killing Us
The established ruling elites know there is a crisis. They agreed, at least temporarily, to throw money at it with the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 bill known as American Rescue Plan (ARP). But the ARP will not alter the structural inequities, either by raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour or...
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The ruling class devotes tremendous resources to mask this social murder. (Photo: Getty/Stock/Jose A. Bernat Bacete) Views
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
The Age of Social Murder
The two million deaths that have resulted from the ruling elites mishandling of the global pandemic will be dwarfed by what is to follow. The global catastrophe that awaits us, already baked into the ecosystem from the failure to curb the use of fossil fuels and animal agriculture, presage new,...
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New York Young Republicans gathered at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan for a so-called "Re-Occupy Wall Street" demonstration in New York City, United States on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
The Oligarchy Knows Class Warfare Is the Real Fight—Why Don't Liberals?
The death spiral of the American Empire will not be halted with civility. It will not be halted with the 42 executive orders signed by Joe Biden, however welcome many are, especially since they can, with a new chief executive, be immediately revoked. It will not be halted by removing Donald Trump,...
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Assange earned the eternal enmity of the Democratic Party establishment by publishing 70,000 hacked emails belonging to the Democratic National Committee and senior Democratic officials. (Photo: Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
The Empire Is Not Done with Julian Assange
Shortly after WikiLeaks released the Iraq War Logs in October 2010, which documented numerous US war crimes — including video images of the gunning down of two Reuters journalists and 10 other unarmed civilians in the Collateral Murder video , the routine torture of Iraqi prisoners, the covering up...
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More of the same means more disaster. If we want to reclaim our open society and save the ecosystem, we must abolish the corporate stranglehold on global economic and political power. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
Monday, December 21, 2020
The Dangerous Fantasy of Hope Rooted in Self-Delusion
Joe Biden and the systems managers of the deep state and empire are returning to power. Trump and his coterie of buffoons, racists, con artists and Christian fascists are sullenly preparing to leave office. U.S. pharmaceutical corporations are starting to disseminate vaccines to mitigate the globe’...
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The blame lies not only with the goons and racists on the right, the corporatists who pillage the country and the corrupt ruling elite that does their bidding, but a feckless liberal class that found standing up for its beliefs too costly. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
In the End We Will All Pay for the Cowardice of the Liberal Class
Liberals who express dismay, or more bizarrely a fevered hope, about the corporatists and imperialists selected to fill the positions in the Biden administration are the court jesters of our political burlesque. They long ago sold their soul and abandoned their most basic principles to line up...
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A Georgia State Trooper separates Biden supporters from Trump supporters at a "Stop the Steal" rally against the results of the U.S. Presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on November 18, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) Views
Monday, November 23, 2020
Here's the Truth: The Oligarchy Loves This Democratic Decay and Politics of Lies
Joe Biden’s victory instantly obliterated the Democratic Party’s longstanding charge that Russia was hijacking and compromising US elections. The Biden victory, the Democratic Party leaders and their courtiers in the media now insist, is evidence that the democratic process is strong and untainted...
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Thursday, November 05, 2020
America Is Now a Corpse
Well, it’s over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards the interests of the rich and however hostile it was to the poor and minorities, the capitalist democracy at least offered the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform. Now it is a corpse. The...
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The Christian fascists are not finished. Brick by brick they are building a Christian fascist state. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 05, 2020
Trump’s Barrett Nomination Another Step Toward Christian Fascism
The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around her opposition to abortion and membership in People of Praise, a far-right Catholic cult that practices “speaking in tongues.” What it does not want examined is her abject subservience to...
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